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Best Newborn Photographers in Ann Arbor

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Ann Arbor Newborn Photographers on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Livonia, MI

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5.0 (11)

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Samantha Domingue Photography is owned by a newborn photographer that serves clients in Ann Arbor. Samantha meets with customers online and helps them pick a theme and wardrobe style for their photo session. Her style is composed of natural lighting and spontaneous moments captured either alone or with the newborn's parents. Samantha, a former middle school teacher, has catered to over 350 different customers. She has also been featured and published in multiple magazines like The Consonance Creative and Grand Rapids Bride.

Detroit, MI 48201

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5.0 (2)

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Trudi Lynn is an internationally published, award-winning photographer who specializes in custom portraits for newborns. Trudi has years of experience working with newborns and families in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor, where she also offers sessions for high school seniors. Trudi's photos have been featured on the cover of Ann Arbor Family magazine.

15947 Park Lake Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823

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5.0 (38)

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For the Love of Photography is owned by Amanda who takes photographs of newborn babies in Lansing and areas within two-hour radius. Newborn portraits are taken in her studio located in East Lansing where clients have complete access to handmade props such as swaddles and bonnets. She customizes each newborn photography session according to clients' color preferences and styles. Amanda worked at a Pediatric Cardiothoracic ICU as a pediatric nurse for more than 3 years, where she gained experience in handling newborn babies.

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  • Family Portraits

Howell, MI 48843

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Tara Droz is a maternity and newborn photographer in Howell, Michigan with years of experience working with newborns. Her clients love that she has a studio full of vintage inspired props and outfits used during sesssions. She is fully insured and trained in the safety and posing of newborns, and families are quick to praise her relaxed and easy manner with children.

Detroit, MI 48146

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5.0 (21)

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Wildflowers Photography provides personalized and on-location photography for newborns, toddlers, children, and teens in Metro Detroit and Traverse City, Michigan. Wildflowers Photography is well-reviewed by parents, who speak highly of the quality of photos they receive. It was recently voted Metro Detroit's Best Photographer, as verified by Local 4.

Ann Arbor, MI 48118

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5.0 (23)

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Amy Kimball Photography operates on her family farm -- a beautiful 70 acres of woods, wildflower meadows, pond, garden, orchard, and creek. The property also is home to her private studio -- a renovated barn with calm, neutral colors and a modern-rustic style. The team at Amy Kimball Photography is made up of 8 women, each of whom is a specialist in her own area of expertise. Families relax and enjoy a totally different photography experience that they describe as memorable, fun, and peaceful. The farm studio is just west of Ann Arbor and is open all seasons of the year.

5865 Whitmore Lake Road, Brighton, MI 48116

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5.0 (19)

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Christina Maria Photo and Design is an award-winning photography studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan, that specializes in maternity, newborn, toddler, and family photography. Owner Christina Kafkakis founded the business in 2009 and has photographed more than 150 newborns in the last five years, including twins, triplets, and quintuplets. She is a member of Professional Photographers of America and the National Association of Professional Child Photographers, and she has special training in the safety and posing of newborns.

Ypsilanti, MI 48197

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5.0 (22)
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5.0 (1)

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Lindsey Hall is a professional portrait photographer and studio owner. She specializes in maternity, newborn, children, family, and senior portraits. She provides in studio and outdoor photography for clients in the Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor, Belleville, Saline and Canton areas. Lindsey creates custom sessions and beautiful artwork for her clients. With 10 years of experience with children, she will create memories that last a lifetime. Lindsey also offers high end prints, canvas, albums, and digital images. Happy Owl Photography is registered, licensed, and insured in the state of Michigan.

Ann Arbor, MI 48109

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5.0 (13)

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Amanda Eskridge is an Ann Arbor photographer who specializes in children, family, maternity, and newborn photography. She is expert in natural light portraits in classic style, and her clients praise the beautiful and personal nature of her photographs. Amanda offers on-location sessions in Washtenaw County, Monroe County, Livingston County and Wayne County.

Northville, MI 48167

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4.9 (100)

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Angela Bowers is a professional photographer in Northville, Michigan who offers custom portrait sessions in her studio and on location in Ann Arbor, Belleville, Northville, Livonia, Farmington, and the surrounding areas. She specializes in newborn, high school senior, wedding, and commercial photography.

Ann Arbor, MI 48103

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5.0 (4)

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Edda Pacifico is an experienced portrait photographer who offers sessions for expectant mothers, newborns, children, and families. Her sessions can be either from her studio or on location -- in and around Ann Arbor, Metro Detroit, and Southeast Michigan. They are available for businesses as well as members of the public. Edda is a member of the American Society of Media Photographers.

Ann Arbor, MI 48103

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5.0 (1)

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Lori Page is a Michigan photographer who helps capture special moments for families in Ann Arbor, Ypsilanti, Saline, Dexter, and Chelsea. She specializes in newborn, baby, and child portraits, and her artistic insights and personal approach have earned her the heartfelt praise of many local families. Lori is a member of Professional Photographer’s of America, as well as of the National Association of Professional Child Photographers (whose website has repeatedly featured her work). Lori Page Photography is registered, licensed, and insured in the state of Michigan.

Ann Arbor, MI 48103

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Susan Campbell is an Ann Arbor professional with almost 20 years of photography experience. She offers in-studio, outdoor, on location and in-home sessions for children, high school seniors, and families. Susan is well-known in the local area for her Humans of Ann Arbor photos, and describes her style as modern and joyful.

Ann Arbor, MI 48103

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Myra Klarman is an Ann Arbor photographer with more than a decade of experience photographing newborn babies. Myra is a former graphic designer who specializes in studio and lifestyle portraits. Her services are available to children, families, high school seniors, professionals, and performing artists.

Dexter, MI 48130

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5.0 (16)

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Betsy Finn is a Michigan portrait photographer who was recently named by Professional Photographer magazine as one of their top ten photographers under thirty. She has won two separate "Photographer of the Year" awards from Professional Photographers of America, and her portrait work has earned her much gratitude and praise from previous clients. Families speak especially highly of her skill with children and babies. As well as family sessions, Betsy specializes in portraits for professionals and high school seniors. She has a studio in Dexter and does on-location shoots in Ann Arbor and beyond.

Monroe, MI 48161

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Mary Renwick of MJR Photography is an experienced portrait photographer who offers custom sessions for babies, couples, families, and high school seniors. She travels to locations in Southeast Michigan, Northwest Ohio, and sometimes beyond. Mary has been a professional photographer in Michigan since 2010. She is a mother of two and has had lots of practice dealing with young children.

FAQs

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    Newborn photographers have the skills and knowledge to create enchanting photographs while ensuring the baby’s safety. They’re comfortable holding newborns and setting up captivating poses with care. They understand what’s comfortable for the infant and how various positions will photograph. 

    Props and unusual poses are often a part of newborn photography. Some newborn photographers specialize in creating unique and fascinating photographs.

    However, those methods aren’t essential for capturing a beautiful, engaging photo of your baby. Simplicity, skill, and experience can work wonders. A discussion with potential baby photographers and a review of their portfolio can help new parents choose the newborn photographer that best meets their needs.
  • When is the best time to schedule my newborn session?

    Newborn photography session scheduling can be challenging. Parents have a very narrow window after the baby arrives to secure those time-sensitive photos. But babies don’t arrive on schedule. So, it’s best to find a newborn photographer well in advance of your due date. Be sure they're flexible and available in the weeks prior to and after that date.

  • How soon should you have your newborn photo shoot after birth?

    Newborns are easily identifiable by their size and the tight fetal position they had in the womb. But they don’t maintain those curly poses for long. So, it’s important to have their photo shoot a few days after birth. Try not to wait over two weeks post-childbirth if you want the brand-new infant image for your photos.

  • How long does a newborn shoot typically last?

    The length of a newborn shoot varies. But expect it to take at least two hours, possibly three to four hours. The infant’s comfort and safety are the priority. Little ones are unpredictable, and the photographer might need to wait until Baby has been lulled to sleep. Plus, the infant will probably need to be fed and changed during the shoot.

  • How much does newborn photography typically cost?

    On average, professional newborn photographers charge between $100 and $300 per hour, and the photo shoot can easily take up to four hours. Those fees should include the digital images. Parents will pay separately to have them printed. Other photographers charge flat fees per session or per number of photographs. Most of these services start at $100 or higher.

  • Why do you photograph babies between 5-14 days old?

     A productive photo shoot is difficult with newborns younger than five days. They’re hungry and restless, as they’re not yet familiar with being outside the womb. Wait about five to seven days when they’re on a somewhat reliable feeding schedule and sleepy and relaxed for longer periods of time. But waiting longer than two weeks risks losing that familiar newborn look.

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